2016 U.S. Open

Williams doesn't leave this year's U.S. Open empty-handed, she broke tennis legend Roger Federer's record, winning an extraordinary 308 Grand Slam matches.

President Obama and The First Lady gracefully cover the October issue of Essence Magazine for a farewell issue, set to hit newsstands on September 9.

The win was Williams' 306th Grand Slam singles victory, which ties with Martina Navratilova for the most women's Grand Slam wins in history.

Williams is set on claiming her 23rd title in a major tournament, and looks to accomplish a record setting seventh U.S. Open title